Lothian receives Good Practice Award
Lothian has received a Good Practice Award in the 2021 VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards.
The VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards rewards, recognises and promotes environmental best practice that brings benefits to business and the wider community. Lothian has invested over £78 million since 2011 in a bid to reduce our emissions, and during this period, more than 300 vehicles have been replaced with more efficient, lower emission vehicles
It has implemented its Bus 2020 strategy, aimed at achieving a wide range of environmentally focused goals, including a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 42%. Building on Bus 2020, the operator is working more closely with Green Tourism to develop a new strategy planned to include an evaluative online ‘Sustainability Assessment’ platform designed to allow it to demonstrate its environmental performance to internal and external stakeholders in real-time.
“Our vision is to be an integral part of the future success of Edinburgh and the Lothians by providing world class environmentally-friendly and socially inclusive transport” – Claire McVicar, Environmental Officer for Lothian
Claire McVicar, Environmental Officer for Lothian, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised by VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards, particularly this year given the COP26 summit will be held in Scotland and world leaders will be descending on Glasgow at the end of the month to set out their plans on tackling runaway climate change.
“During the Covid-19 pandemic, we worked tirelessly to keep Edinburgh moving and our customers and colleagues safe, and were still able to fulfil a significant order for additional Euro VI buses, allowing us to remove some of our older vehicles from the fleet.
“Our vision is to be an integral part of the future success of Edinburgh and the Lothians by providing world class environmentally-friendly and socially inclusive transport. We will continue to invest in technology – and people – to make sure our services exceed the needs and expectations of our customers as we work towards the City of Edinburgh Council’s goal of becoming a net-zero carbon organisation by 2030.”